Family Law – Shared Parenting

SHARED PARENTING Part 2 by Shawn Hungate. Shared parenting is the most positive method to restructure the family after a divorce or, in the case of unmarried couples, an establishment of paternity.  But, in cases where there is serious child abuse, ongoing and serious domestic violence, or other extreme situations, like one parent going to prison for a significant amount … Read More

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Family Law – Shared Parenting

SHARED PARENTING part 1 by Shawn Hungate. Commonly referred to as custody, the concept of shared parenting comes up after a dissolution of marriage (divorce), or the establishment of paternity.  Shared parenting does not necessarily mean rotating custody, but is the term used to describe the relationship that is established between the parents and the children after a divorce or … Read More

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Juvenile Arrest and Juvenile Criminal Charges

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Part 3: Right to Counsel A Juvenile’s right to counsel is governed in part by Florida Statute 985.033.  It states that “A child is entitled to representation by legal counsel at all stages of any delinquency court proceedings…” In the Juvenile Delinquency system, the State Attorney’s Office represents the State of Florida, just as they do in the adult criminal … Read More

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Juvenile Arrest and Juvenile Charges

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Part 2: Treating Juveniles as Children or Adults in the Criminal Justice System. In the vast majority of cases, a child in the Juvenile Delinquency system will remain there.  IF the police charge the child, the information goes to the Department of Juvenile Justice and the State Attorney’s Office for them to review.  The State Attorney will decide whether or … Read More

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Juvenile Arrest and Juvenile Charges

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Part 1: Rights, Some Differences with Adult Criminal Court. There are some important things to know if your child is arrested or charged with a crime.  The first is that the purpose of the Juvenile Justice System in Florida is to protect society by trying to rehabilitate the child who committed the crime.  The purpose is not simply to punish … Read More

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Bankruptcy Basics

Bankruptcy Basics by Shawn Hungate. Here are some very basic concepts about Bankruptcy.  Please understand that every case is unique and these statements may not necessarily apply to your unique case.  But if you are considering filing a bankruptcy, some questions you may have are: Do I qualify for a Bankruptcy? What does a Bankruptcy do for me? How long … Read More

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Contested Divorce Basics

Contested Divorce Basics by Shawn Hungate. When someone hears the word “divorce”, a contested divorce, with all its procedures, is what often comes to mind.  This process begins with a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage filed with the clerk of courts.  This Petition can be filed by either the Husband or the Wife (or either “party”).  That party becomes the … Read More

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Basics About Divorce in Florida

SOME BASICS ABOUT DIVORCE IN FLORIDA by Shawn Hungate. Going through a divorce can be a trying time for anyone.  Dealing with custody, visitation, child support, alimony, property division only adds to the stress and emotional turmoil that comes with a divorce. Before you decide to take legal steps to file for divorce and end your marriage, you should make … Read More

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